ANKARA 

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday strongly condemned a deadly weekend attack by Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops.

“The attack by Armenia against friend and brother Azerbaijan is unacceptable. I strongly condemn it,” Oktay said on Twitter with the hashtag #SeninleyizAzerbaycan, meaning “We stand with you Azerbaijan.”

“I wish Allah’s mercy on our martyred Azerbaijani brothers,” he added.

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu posted a video of Azerbaijan’s National Anthem also with the hashtag “We stand with you Azerbaijan.

Four Azerbaijani soldiers were martyred and four others injured in a border clash with Armenian troops on Sunday.

Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan, has been illegally occupied since 1991 through Armenian military aggression.

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